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THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS

For more information call (315) 685-0552

or visit www.skaneateles.com

Thru December 22, 2912

HOLIDAY: HABAUSA, 4407 Jordan Rd will be open for the Holidays! Store

Hours: Tues, Wed & Fri. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Thurs. 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Sat. 10:00 AM – 2:00

PM. For over 70 years HABA has been inventing high quality toys which reveal a world of fun

and learning! A lot of great gifts for big kids too!! (315) 685-6660

Every Thursday & Saturday

HISTORIC TOURS: 1:00 PM Seward House Historic Museum

announces “Lincoln Tours”. The tours will show museum visitors the actual artifacts of Abraham

Lincoln & William H. Seward’s world-changing professional relationship, but also of their genuine

friendship. Visitors will get to see Seward’s appointment document where Lincoln names him

Secretary of State, hear letters about the President and his relationship with not only Seward

but his family, Lincoln’s presence throughout the Seward Home and more. Cost: $5.00, the bill

that has Lincoln’s portrait on it. For more information and to make a reservation for the Lincoln

Tour visit sewardhouse.org or call (315) 252-1283. Individual and group tours welcome.

Ladies Shopping Night in Skaneateles

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. It’s Ladies Night…Oh What A Night! Sip, Shop & Stroll. Open house with refreshments

and free gift wrapping at participating merchants. Free drink ticket with a purchase from participating

merchants, good at the Sherwood Inn, Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Joelle’s French Bistro, Lakehouse Pub, or

Creekside Books & Coffee Limit one per place per person. Questions: (315) 685-0552.

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Free Dickens ornament with any purchase at the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce, 22

Jordan St.

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Rhubarb Kitchen Shop, 59 E. Genesee St. – demos and tastings

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Imagine, 38 E. Genesee St. free ceramic snowflake with purchase of $50 or more

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Snake Oil Glassworks, 4251 Jordan Rd. free Christmas ornament with purchase of $75 or

more

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Complimentary gift wrapping with any Mirbeau, 841 W. Genesee St. purchase

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10% off total boutique purchase (excluding sale and clearance items)

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Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee St. small gift with purchase of $75 or more

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Catherine Powell, NP, will offer free, 15-minute Zero Balancing* treatments, special

offers, door prizes and refreshments too at Healing Meridians Medical Acupuncture, 13

Fennell St.

Melissa Midgley, Sunny102 will be broadcasting live from various stores and restaurants in

Skaneateles!

SKANEATELES SKINNY

SKANEATELES AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEEKLY UPDATE

December 11, 2012

Wednesday, December 12

HOLIDAY: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Skaneateles Chamber of

Commerce

holiday party SOLD OUT at the Sherwood Inn. Call to be put on our waiting list.

Tickets $26.00/person. (315) 685-0552.

Wednesday, December 12

TRIVIA: 7:00 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St.

$1.00 per player. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Wednesday, December 12

MUSIC: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee St.

Auburn. (315) 282-7772. Confirm entertainment by calling Moro’s Table.

Wednesday, December 12

MUSIC: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM at the Oak & Vine at Springside

Inn

, 6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner weekly Mon – Thurs. 4:30 – 9:00 PM; Sat 4:30 PM –

10:00 PM; Also serving, Saturday Brunch 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM; Traditional Springside Sunday

Brunch 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Closed Sunday for Dinner Oct – April. (315) 252-7247. Visit

www.oakandvine.com

for weekly entertainment schedule.

Thursday, December 13

Shop & Spa in partnership with Lauren Russo Duby Event Studio and

Girlfriends Trunk. Mirbeau Inn & Spa is proud to host Event Studio’s Sister Signature Event

Shop & Spa. This event takes place once a month and features Girlfriends Trunk, an eclectic

group of trunk show companies and services from all over the country! It’s the perfect day out

with your girlfriends to indulge in spa treatments, shopping, great food and more! The Shop &

Spa Day Spa Package – Please call 877-MIRBEAU (647-2328) to book today!

http://mirbeau.com/the-spa/specials-2/shop-spa/

877-MIRBEAU to book

Thursday, December 13

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry. Creekside

Books & Coffee

35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free.

Thursday, December 13

HOLIDAY: 6:00 PM “A Dinner with Dickens and Friends at Mirbeau

Inn & Spa

, 851 W. Genesee St. Dinner for all ages with music and entertainment by Charles

Dickens and friends. For reservations and more information call (315) 685-5006.

Friday, December 14

MUSIC: 7:30 PM Jane Zell and da Zelltones.at Creekside Books &

Coffee

, 35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379. www.creeksidebooks.com

Friday, December 14

MUSIC: 8:00 PM. The Musically Inclined Dean Family at Auburn Public

Theater

, 8 Exchange St. TICKETS: $10; $9 Members: Call (315) 253-6669 or go to

auburnpublictheater.org for online purchases. Contact: Angela Daddabbo, Artistic Director

angela@auburnpublictheater.org or (315) 253-6669

Friday & Saturday, December 14 & 15

MOVIE: 2 days in NY. 12/14 @ 8 PM, 12/15 @ 1 PM &

8 PM.

Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Advance online

$5.00/person $6.00 at the door.

www.auburnpublictheater.org

Saturday, December 15

BOOK SIGNING: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Creekside Books & Coffee, 35

Fennell St. welcomes local author Jason Emerson for a special book signing. Emerson is

currently the Editor of the Skaneateles Press and was formerly a park ranger at the Lincoln

Home National Historic Site, Gettysburg National Military Park and at “the Arch” in St. Louis. He

is an author, editor and has published several books and articles, with a special concentration on

the history of the Lincoln family. For more information (315) 685-0379

Saturday, December 15

HOLIDAY BOOK SALE: Noon – 4:00 PM The Friends of the

Skaneateles Library holiday book sale at the

Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St. Gently

used books specially selected for holiday gift giving. All proceeds benefit the Skaneateles Libr

Saturday, December 15

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 Edgy Folk. PM Creekside Books & Coffee,

35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Sunday, December 16

HOLIDAY BOOK SALE: Noon – 4:00 PM The Friends of the Skaneateles

Library holiday book sale at the

Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St. Gently used books

specially selected for holiday gift giving. All proceeds benefit the Skaneateles Library Assoc.

Sunday, December 16

HOLIDAY: Noon – 2:00 PM Skaneateles Town Square photos with

Santa!

Wednesday, December 19

TRIVIA: 7:00 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St.

$1.00 per player. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Wednesday, December 19

MUSIC: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee St.

Auburn. (315) 282-7772. Confirm entertainment by calling Moro’s Table.

Wednesday, December 19

MUSIC: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM at the Oak & Vine at Springside

Inn

, 6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner weekly Mon – Thurs. 4:30 – 9:00 PM; Sat 4:30 PM –

10:00 PM; Also serving, Saturday Brunch 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM; Traditional Springside Sunday

Brunch 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM and Closed Sunday for Dinner Oct – April. (315) 252-7247. Visit

www.oakandvine.com

for weekly entertainment schedule.

Thursday, December 20

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry. Creekside

Books & Coffee

35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free.

Friday, December 21

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Holiday performance by the Finger Lakes

Wind Quintet.

Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Friday & Saturday, December 21 & 22

MOVIE: 12/21 @ 1 & 8 PM; 12/22 @ 8 PM. Auburn

Public Theater

, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Tickets: $5.00 online; $6 at the

door.

www.auburnpublictheater.org

Saturday, December 22

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 Local band, Sloppy Joes. PM Creekside

Books & Coffee

, 35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379. www.creeksidebooks.com

Monday, December 24

HOLIDAY: Noon – 3:00 PM. Mini version of Dickens with a limited cast

of characters.

Tuesday, December 25

HOLIDAY: Christmas Day Brunch at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W.

Genesee St. Seatings at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, & 3:00 PM. Reservations are required. Reservations

can be made by calling (315) 685-1927.

Wednesday, December 26

TRIVIA NIGHT: 7:00 PM Creekside’s Café, 35 Fennell St. (315)

685-0379 or

www.creeksidebooks.com $1.00 admission.

Wednesday, December 26

MUSIC: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee St.

Auburn. (315) 282-7772. Confirm entertainment by calling Moro’s Table.

Wednesday, December 26

MUSIC: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM at the Oak & Vine at Springside

Inn

, 6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner weekly Mon – Thurs. 4:30 – 9:00 PM; Sat 4:30 PM –

10:00 PM; Also serving, Saturday Brunch 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM; Traditional Springside Sunday

Brunch 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM and Closed Sunday for Dinner Oct – April. (315) 252-7247. Visit

www.oakandvine.com

for weekly entertainment schedule.

Thursday, December 27

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry.

Creekside’s Café

35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free.

Friday, December 28

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Local Musician, Julia Poorman. Creekside

Books & Coffee

, 35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379. www.creeksidebooks.com

Saturday, December 29

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 Local jazz greats John Spillett & Andrew

Carroll.

Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Saturday, December 29

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell

St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Monday, December 31

HOLIDAY: Mirbeau Inn & Spa’s, 851 W. Genesee St. Fourth annual

New Year’s Eve Gala. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information and tickets

call (315) 685-1927.

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The

Skaneateles Volunteer Fire Department is gearing up for its annual Labor Day festivities for 2013.

A meeting is planned for Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:30 PM at the Fire house to talk about the event.

Anyone interested is invited to attend.

3rd annual SPCA food drive at

Skaneateles Country Club! Donations of Purina or Purina 1 Cat, kitten,

dog or puppy food, canned kitten and cat food (pate style), non-clumping kitty litter, bleach, laundry

soap, dish soap, antibacterial detergent, postage stamps are needed. To contribute, please drop off to

Lynne Sweet or leave in your car and she will come out to get them. Monetary donations are also

accepted. Questions, call Lynne at 685-5759.

Hairtique

has partnered with the Sherwood Inn. Check out the Sherwood Inn’s web site under packages.

Hairtique Salon & Day Spa

supports the Finger Lakes SPCA. Hairtique has available for sale, $5.00

earrings and apple butter that have been donated to the SPCA. All proceeds benefit the FL SPCA.

SECNY Credit Unions

are running a special promotion “Fifties For Fun!” through December 31, 2012

where anyone who uses one of their branch ATMs could get a surprise $50 bill in their cash. Questions call

any branch or Skaneateles branch at (315) 554-8070.

Baltimore Woods Nature Center

is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus

Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed on Sundays.

The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk. Visit their website for more

information at

www.baltimorewoods.org (315) 673-1350. December programs: Holiday Decorations,

Naturally!, Caroling in the Woods, Star Party: Geminid Meteror Shower, Warm & Cozy Critters, Whoooo

Loves Yoga?, Solstice Snowshoe Hike, Snow Shoe Ramble. 12/24, 25 & 31 Interpretive Center Closed. Jan

programs: Star Party, Art Gallery reception, Wandering through winter, Nature’s Little Explorers, Owl

Prowl, Nature Adventure Camp, Snow sculpture competition.

SALES:

Destress your holidays! The stress of the holiday season promotes pain, muscle aches, and emotional

strain on your body. Restore balance, manage pain and achieve overall wellness without medication.

Medical Acupuncture • Reiki • Zero Balancing Special Holiday Offer: 50% off initial visit with purchase of

four visits. (Until Jan. 2013) Gift Certificates Available! Call

Douglass Powell, MD & Catherine Powell,

NP

at (315) 546-0017 for an Appointment Today!

Throughout the month of December,

Joelle’s French Bistro is offering “Holiday Dinners to Go”.

Christmas Day excluded. You may choose a course from each of the 3 or 4 course options. 3 course dinner

$37.95; 4 course dinner $42.95 (includes soup & appetizer). Please place your order at least one day in

advance. Minimum order 2 dinners. To place your order, call Alain or Joelle at (315) 685-3063.

$5.00 SUSHI all day every Tuesday at

Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-6600.

Taco Tuesday at

The Garage located at 28 Jordan Street. Choice of three different tacos (beef, turkey or

fish). Festive music & decorations in a fun friendly family atmosphere. All meats are local hormone free.

Also serving Margaritas and Mojito! (315) 685-6116. Available for Lunch or Dinner. Dine in or take out

available.

www.joespastagarage.com

$3.00 Burgers all day every Thursday at

Johnny Angels, 22 Jordan St! (315) 685-0100.

COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE FOR LEASE/RENT/SALE:

Outside the Box Business Solutions

announces conference room facility rental now available at their

location at 37 Fennell Street, Skaneateles. Conveniently located and pleasant facilities for your ¼, ½, or

full day meetings. Email

info@otbbs.net for more information.

Charming historic village building located at

9 E. Genesee St. two floors approx 1850 sf (subdivided)

Prime Main Street location for retail, office and/or restaurant. Finished interior includes kitchenette, two

bathrooms, ample closet & dry basement storage, handicap access to the first floor, original banister,

beautiful southern exposure. Two tenant parking spaces included, & huge municipal lot for patrons located

directly behind the building. Heavy foot & car traffic. Brokers welcome. For more information please call

(802) 825-6112 or email

9e.genesee@gmail.com

Mixed Use (Retail, Office, Residential Condos) property available. Available Sq Ft – Office or Retail Space

#1- 880 Sq Ft $1250.00/month; located

at The Old Stone Mill, 3 Fennell St. This strategically located,

Class A office building in a fundamentally strong office market. Tenants include Morgan Stanley Smith

Barney, Nixon Peabody LLP and The Skaneateles Artisans. For further information on this property please

contact J. Nicholas Slottje at (617) 939-6609.

Professional Office Space available at

Custom Business Services co-op. Excellent opportunity for small

business to get all the benefits that a larger businesses enjoy without all the overhead (Reception area,

upscale conference room, professional presentation/training room, kitchen access, free parking, etc).

Interested persons contact Kim Manrow at (315) 258-8780.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We have had an overwhelming response for bell ringers. Just a few shifts left on the 24

th. Thank you

everyone!

REOCCURING EVENTS:

John D. Barrow Art Gallery

is now open Thursday & Friday 11 AM – 4 PM or by appointment. Private

tours are available by appointment. Call (315) 685-5135. Visit the Gallery online at

www.barrowgallery.org.

Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery

is open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-4

pm, or by appointment. Looking for a gift? Visit the Creamery Gift Shop, featuring many historical and

Skaneateles themed items, 28 Hannum St. (315) 685-1360. Online, visit

www.skaneateleshistoricalsociety.org

.

Thru December 21

Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery will feature the works of over 25 local artists.

The exhibit includes watercolors by Susi Buschbacher, Judy Hand, Jill Newton, Bob Ripley and Nancy

Scanlon, oil paintings by Barbara Bratt, Karen Burns and Hetty Easter, gouache by Chris Baker, and

pastels by Barbara Delmonico and Ruth Anne Reagan, among many others. The exhibit also showcases

jewelry by Deborah Laun, in addition to photography and sculptures. The majority of the artwork is for

sale, featuring unique gifts just in time for the holidays. Many pieces depict local images and scenes.

Baltimore Woods Nature Center

is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. Hours: Interpretive

Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays. The hiking trails and parking are free

and open every day from dawn to dusk. Interpretive center will be closed on December 24, 25 & 31.

First Wednesday of the month

Peregrine Homecare Services holds an Alzheimer’s Support Group on

the 1st Wed. of each month at The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St. from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Caregivers are

welcome to bring their loved one to the Athenaeum for dinner and activity at the same time for a reprieve

during the meeting. (315) 685-5170

Every Wednesday

entertainment at Moro’s Table, One Genesee St. Auburn (315) 282-7772.

Every Wednesday & Thursday

Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop, located in Willard Chapel,17 Nelson

St., room #7. Wednesdays – Open Noon – 4 PM; Thursdays – Open 10 AM – 2 PM. The shop also accepts

donations during these hours. Acceptable donations include: small items of furniture, gently used,

seasonal women’s, men’s and children’s brand name clothing, home décor, antiques and collectibles. For

more information about the Hospice Thrift Shop or any questions about the work of Hospice, please call

the Hospice office at (315) 255-2733.

Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

entertainment at Lake House Pub. (315) 554-9194 or

www.lakehousepub.com

for music schedule. Daily hours Noon – 2 AM.

Every Friday & Saturday

Thomas Barr (acoustic guitar) 9 PM – Midnight at the Blue Water Grill, 11 W.

Genesee St. (315) 685-6600.

Every Saturday

9:00 PM Live entertainment at the Cedar House Bowling Alley bar (315) 685-5117.

Every Sunday

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Live entertainment at the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. (315)

685-3405.

Candace Searing

Administrative/Staff Specialist

Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce

csearing@skaneateles.com

http://www.skaneateles.com

(315) 685-0552

P.O. Box 199

22 Jordan Street

Skaneateles, NY 13152

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FRIDAY FACTS

 

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On-going Onondaga County Events!

 

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Everson Museum of Art is featuring the following exhibits Prophecy – Peter B. Jones& The Other New York running through January 2013. Holiday Festival of Trees continues through December 9th. For details call 474-6064 or check the website at www.Everson.org.

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The village of Skaneateles is home to Dickens Christmas each Saturday & Sunday thru December. Enjoy shopping, dining, etc. while Charles Dickens’ characters roam the streets & entertain visitors. For details, go to www.Skaneateles.com or call 685-0552.

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Onondaga Lake Park presents its annual holiday light spectacular Lights on the Lake evenings thru January 6, 2013. Call 453-6712 or go to www.LightsOnTheLake.com.

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CNY Regional Farmers Market is open from 7am to 2pm each Saturday & Sunday (flea market); Market Common shops open daily. Call 422-8647 for information.

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The Onondaga Historical Association Museum is currently featuring the exhibits Transforming Syracuse’s Lakefront: 25th Anniversary of a Bold Vision 1987-2011, Manifest Destiny and the American West and Last House, Sight Unseen: Stereographs from the OHA Collection, 1850 – 1930, Syracuse Cultural Workers 100@30& Toys from the Collection For details, call 428-1864 or go to www.CNYHistory.org.

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Highland Forest County Park offers horseback riding each weekend & a wonderful open house on Saturday, Nov. 17th. Call 289-3775 or www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.

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IMAX Theater at the MOST is featuring Polar Express, Born to be Wild, & Tornado Alley. Check out their latest exhibit Ice Age: Mammoths & More. For details, call 425-9068 or www.most.org.

 

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Enjoy animal enrichment activities and demonstrations at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Go to their website (www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org) or call 435-8511 for details.

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Syracuse Crunch Hockey is back with great slammin’ action at the War Memorial at Oncenter! Call 435-2121 or go to their website at www.SyracuseCrunch.com for details.

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Onondaga Community College is featuring a new exhibit Arts Across Campus Exhibit: Whitney Windows Project by Mike Barletta& Onondaga Faculty Art Exhibit. For details, call 498-2622 or check out their website at www.sunyocc.edu.

 

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Community Folk Art Center featuring the exhibit TONY: 2012 as well as the One Million Bones Workshop. Call the Community Folk Art Center at 442-2230 or on the website at www.CommunityFolkArtCenter.org.

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So much to do at Beaver Lake Nature Center! Enjoy many fantastic seasonal programs – for details, call 638-2519 or visit www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.

 

FRIDAY FACTS

 

All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 2 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Continuing thru 12/24/2012

Event:

 

Art Mart 2012

 

Location: Atrium at City Hall Commons, 201 E. Washington Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-243-6359 or 637-6562

Continuing thru 2/9/2013

Event:

 

Exhibit: Ecoarttech – wilderness 24/7

 

Location: The Warehouse Gallery, 350 W. Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-443-6410

Continuing thru 1/5/2013

Event:

 

The Art of Ronni-Leigh and Stonehorse Goeman

 

Location: Dalton’s American Decorative Arts, 1931 James Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-463-1568

Continuing thru 12/30/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse Stage presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

 

Location: Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-443-3275

Continuing thru 1/6/2013

Event:

 

27th Annual Gingerbread Gallery

 

Location: Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-471-0593 x15

Continuing thru 12/16/2012

Event:

 

Play: Always … Patsy Cline

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-479-SHOW (7469)

Continuing thru 3/11/2013

Event:

 

Ice Skating in Clinton Square

 

Location: Clinton Square, W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-423-0129

Continuing thru 12/9/2012

Event:

 

Play: Wicked. The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

 

Location: Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-475-7980

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 3 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Continuing thru 12/15/2012

Event:

 

Play: Hairspray

 

Location: Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-425-0405

Continuing thru 12/15/2012

Event:

 

Open Hand Theater & Salt City Productions presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors”

 

Location: First English Lutheran Church, 501 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-476-0466

Continuing thru 12/15/2012

Event:

 

Armory Square Horse Drawn Wagon Rides (Saturdays only)

 

Location: Armory Square, 400 S. Franklin St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-428-9205

Continuing thru 12/15/2012

Event:

 

Holiday Brunch at Empire Brewing Company (Saturdays only)

 

Location: Empire Brewing Company, 120 Walton St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-428-9205

Continuing thru 12/15/2012

Event:

 

Holiday Tea/Entertainment at the Jefferson Clinton Hotel (Saturdays only)

 

Location: Jefferson Clinton Hotel, 416 S. Clinton St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-428-9205

Continuing thru 12/31/2012

Event:

 

Exhibit: Central Library Hosts Works by Lisa Noviasky

 

Location: Robert P. Kinchen Central Library, 447 South Salina Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315.435.1834

Starts: 12/7/2012 Ends: 12/7/2012

Event:

 

Vocal Jazz and Broadway Hits

 

Location: Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-445-4200

Starts: 12/7/2012 Ends: 12/22/2012

Event:

 

Play: The Man Who Came To Dinner

 

Location: The Central New York Playhouse, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-885-8960

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 4 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Starts: 12/7/2012 Ends: 12/31/2012

Event:

 

Exhibit: Grant Dolge

 

Location: Imagine, 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

For More Info: 315-685-6263

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

Event:

 

From the Earth Arts & Craft Festival

 

Location: Onondaga Nation School, 249 Route 11A, Nedrow

For More Info: 315-469-6991

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

Event:

 

Live Improv Comedy

 

Location: Salt City Improv at Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-410-5471

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

Event:

 

Nedrow Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair

 

Location: St. Andrew’s Anglican & Eagle Life Wesleyan Churches, 6136 S Salina St, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-492-3027

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

Event:

 

NYS Indoor Go-Kart Racing Championship

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-676-1061

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

Event:

 

Play: The Adventures of Rudolph

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8000

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

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SU Sport Management 8th Annual Charity Sport Auction

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 551-427-4339

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Monmouth

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 5 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse Vocal Ensemble Christmas Pie Concert & Reception

 

Location: Holy Cross Church, 4112 E. Genesee St, DeWitt

For More Info: 315-469-3379

Starts: 12/9/2012 Ends: 12/9/2012

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Bluegrass Christmas Party with the Diamond Someday Bluegrass Band

 

Location: Marcellus American Legion, 13 E. Main St., Marcellus

For More Info: 315-572-2247

Starts: 12/9/2012 Ends: 12/9/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse Vocal Ensemble Christmas Pie Concert and Reception

 

Location: St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 2840 Cold Springs Rd., Baldwinsville

For More Info: 315-469-3379

Starts: 12/10/2012 Ends: 12/10/2012

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Friends of the Central Library Present – T.C. Boyle

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-1832

Starts: 12/11/2012 Ends: 12/11/2012

Event:

 

Children’s Gingerbread House Workshops

 

Location: Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-471-0593 x10

Starts: 12/12/2012 Ends: 12/12/2012

Event:

 

Creative Arts Academy Fall Showcase

 

Location: Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-442-2230

Starts: 12/13/2012 Ends: 12/13/2012

Event:

 

Dolci Amici – Armory Square Fashion Event

 

Location: Armory Square, 400 S. Franklin St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-422-8284

Starts: 12/14/2012 Ends: 12/14/2012

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3rd Annual Arts Across Campus Legends of Jazz Series presents the Joey DeFrancesco Trio, Location: Onondaga Community College, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info: 800-234-4797

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 6 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Starts: 12/14/2012 Ends: 12/14/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse Holiday Music Spectacular

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-218-0310

Starts: 12/14/2012 Ends: 12/14/2012

Event:

 

Winter Snow Tour featuring Audrey Assad with special guest Erin Gauvin

 

Location: Inspiration Hall, 709 James Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-214-7333

Starts: 12/14/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

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MOViN’s Holiday Getaway

 

Location: The Best Western Plus, 6555 Old Collamer Road, Easy Syracuse

For More Info: 315-437-2761

Starts: 12/15/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Canisus

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/15/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

Event:

 

The Cake Boss – Buddy Valastro: Homemade for the Holidays Tour

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8000

Starts: 12/16/2012 Ends: 12/16/2012

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Holiday Film Extravaganza Sponsored by Wegmans

 

Location: Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-475-7979

Starts: 12/17/2012 Ends: 12/17/2012

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Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Detroit

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/18/2012 Ends: 12/18/2012

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Brew & View Series featuring Dracula’s Daughter & The Wolfman

 

Location: Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-463-9240

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 7 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Starts: 12/22/2012 Ends: 12/22/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Temple

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/23/2012 Ends: 12/23/2012

Event:

 

Empire Brass featuring Elisabeth von Trapp

 

Location: SRC Arena, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-498-2622

Starts: 12/26/2012 Ends: 12/28/2012

Event:

 

Children’s Gingerbread House Workshops

 

Location: Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

For More Info: 315.471.0593 x10

Starts: 12/29/2012 Ends: 12/29/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Alcorn State

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/31/2012 Ends: 12/31/2012

Event:

 

40 BeLOW-OUT: New Year’s Eve Party featuring Joe Driscoll

 

Location: Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-470-1835

Starts: 12/31/2012 Ends: 12/31/2012

Event:

 

First Night CNY

 

Location: Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool

For More Info: 315-471-9597

Starts: 12/31/2012 Ends: 12/31/2012

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First Night of Funny

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-2121

Starts: 12/31/2012 Ends: 12/31/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs Central Connecticut

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 8 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Starts: 1/2/2013 Ends: 1/2/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs Rutgers

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 1/2/2013 Ends: 1/6/2013

Event:

 

Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove

 

Location: War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8000

Starts: 1/10/2013 Ends: 1/13/2013

Event:

 

16th Annual Camping World RV Supershow!

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-803-3193

Starts: 1/11/2013 Ends: 1/13/2013

Event:

 

New York Sportsman’s Show

 

Location: SRC Arena, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-426-8741

Starts: 1/12/2013 Ends: 1/12/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs Villanova

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 1/18/2013 Ends: 1/20/2013

Event:

 

Salt City Winter Antique Show

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-487-7711

Starts: 1/21/2013 Ends: 1/21/2013

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Cincinnati

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 1/25/2013 Ends: 1/25/2013

Event:

 

Concert: Melinda Wagner

 

Location: Onondaga Community College, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-498-2787

Posted: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 @ 7:50 am by Curt
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CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM    131 GENESEE STREET      AUBURN, NY 13021         315-255-1658

 

 

 

The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. 

Oct. 9th – Dec. 31st – You Are Here!  Putting Auburn on the Map – Cayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  The answer to “Where are we?” can usually be found on a map. Maps provide us with information about what’s around us and who we are. You Are Here! is an exhibit of maps from the Museum’s collection which chronicle the development of New York, Cayuga County and the City of Auburn. These maps show how our understanding of the world around us has changed over the past 400 years.  Admission free, suggested donation $3, Tue-Sun, Noon – 5:00 pm .  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

Oct. 28th – Jan. 6th – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 32nd annual juried quilt exhibition. The Art Center has long recognized the importance of quilts as a visual medium, and has been presenting quilts in an art gallery setting since 1981.  General admission $6, Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 pm.   www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Nov. 20th – Dec. 24th  – Santa’s Wonderland – Bass Pro Shop, Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  The magic returns. Free photo with Santa. Free games and activities. Lasar arcade, soft gun arcade, remote control trucks, moving trains, slot car racing, activity tables, the Strike and Hunt game and Wildlife Carousel.  Open during regular store hours.  315-258-2700

Dec. 7th – Prohibition Era Cocktail Party – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Hearkening back to the era of spats, big band music, and Great Gatsby, our Prohibition Era Cocktail party celebrates the repeal of prohibition on December 5, 1933. Come dressed for the Roaring Twenties and rub shoulders with bootleggers and flappers. Heavy Hors D’oeuvres will be served alongside the best bathtub gin the Aurora Inn Dining Room has to offer. Please call for reservations.  $50++/person, Reception 7:00 pm, Band 8:00 pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

Dec. 7th & 8th - Candlelight Tours of the Beautiful Seward House – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Please call for reservations, families welcome.  Tickets go on sale 11/27, limited to groups of 20.  Tours start at 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm, tickets $10/adults, $8/students 12 & under.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

 

Dec. 7th & 8th – Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention. AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 12/7, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 12/8, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Dec. 7th – First Friday Events :                                                                                  Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. – Visitors are invited to listen to live holiday music by Honky Tonk Hindooz, make holiday ornaments, and view the current exhibition Quilts=Art=Quilts. Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. – Enjoy an opening reception for the world premiere of Patrick Blackburn’s MUSIC FOR MORE SENSES, an abstract generative sound installation. A wine/beer bar will be open to those with proper I.D. This event is free and open to the public. Seward House Museum, 33 South St. – Top area florist and artisans have adopted the Seward House to provide a showcase of holiday decorations! Experience the unique charm and history of the festively adorned Seward House Museum. Candlelight Christmas Tours at 6&7pm, fee, call for reservations. Seymour Public Library, 176 Genesee St. – Join in a holiday art activity with all kinds of paper crafts, from paper folded trees to three dimensional ornaments and more. In addition to our crafters, we encourage scrap bookers to join us for a mini-crop. There will be a drop in craft for children in the Children’s Room. Auburn Downtown BID, 128 Genesee St. – You’ve heard of a wine tasting, but what about an olive oil tasting? Come check out Ithaca-based F. Olivers offering a wide variety of infused olive oils that delight the palette. Center for Wellness, 1 Hoffman St. – The Center will be offering free Reiki samplings and mini makeovers. Enjoy 20% off on gift store shopping (excluding consignments), 15% off walk-in gift certificate purchases and 10% off online instant gift certificate purchases. Auburn Ale House, 288 W. Genesee St. – The Ale House will be hosting a Free happy hour buffet from 3 – 6PM with $2 well drinks & drafts, $4 wines, plus Ladies’ Night with ½ priced food & drinks from 6 – close. Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St. – Come tour the new exhibit: You are Here! Putting Auburn on the Map, Maps and Map Making. This exhibit features 30+ historic maps from the collection, some from the 17th century! Light refreshments will be served. DEJA VU Consignment Boutique, 180 Genesee St. – wine tasting by Eleven Lakes Winery & appetizers.

Dec. 7th – 9th  – Christmas in Aurora – MacKenzie-Childs, 3260 State Route 90, Aurora.  Join us for our Holiday Celebration 2012! Our designers have outdone themselves with stunning holiday decor. Come see our complete holiday ornament and gift collection and enjoy complimentary gift packaging on every purchase. Take 20% of a single (non-sale) item. Enter to win daily prize drawings, enjoy festive refreshments, watch pottery or furniture painting, meet Santa, and tour the farmhouse between noon-4pm each day.  9:30am – 6pm. 

Dec. 7th – 9th – Patrick Blackburn: Music For More Senses – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Patrick Blackburn Presents the World Premiere of MUSIC FOR MORE SENSES.  Friday: Join us for the avant garde generative audio and visual installation ‘Hieroglyphics From The Recent Past, Exhumed Towers And Recovered Stars’ from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. There will be a live performance at 8:30 PM.  Saturday: The installation will be open from 3:00-10:00PM. Come, stay and enjoy the art.  Sunday: Patrick Blackburn will lead an illustrated talk at 3:00 PM.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Dec. 8th – Weedsport’s Old Tyme Christmas – Downtown Weedsport.  A day family fun, including vendors throughout the village, parade, 5K race/walk, alpacas, horse drawn wagon rides, snow bowling, Operation Safe Child (child finger printing) sponsored by the Sheriff’s Department. food & beverage entertainent, Santa & Much more!  Free, 10am – 3pm. 

Dec. 8th – Christmas in Aurora – Downtown Aurora.  Village-wide Christmas sales, children’t activities and entertainment. 

Dec. 9th – Annual Holiday Traditions – Noon – 5pm                                                                                  Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn – Read with Santa at 1PM sponsored by the Literacy Volunteers of America. From 1:30-3:30PM, children from Sacred Heart, St. Ann’s, and Tyburn Academy, conducted by Anne Adessa, will perform all types of music including traditional carols, older popular Christmas tunes, contemporary Christian and popular holiday tunes. They will also feature violin, vocal and piano solos.

Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn – Quilts made by 64 artists from all over the world will be on view in the annual Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibition. Families are invited to complete a scavenger hunt in the exhibition. In addition, the Operation Kid Comfort Program from Watertown will present a Trunk Show at 2PM.

Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn – The mansion will be decked out in its holiday best. Current exhibit – the history and importance of maps and mapmaking in Cayuga County.

Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn – Area florists and artisans have adopted the museum again this year to provide an array of spectacular holiday decorations. Visitors will be welcomed from 12 noon until 5pm and admission is free. Live musical performances throughout the day will add to the holiday splendor. Visit the Seward House Museum to experience the elegance of Christmas past.

Harriet Tubman Home – 180 South St., Auburn – Open for tours.

Ward O’Hara Ag. Museum, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn – Horse and wagon rides with many activities throughout the museum for the kids. Mary Ann Finn will entertain on the keyboard and Santa will arrive at 12:30pm. Decorate holiday cookies, make Christmas decorations, and enter the Christmas coloring contest.

St. Francis Church, 299 Clark St., Auburn – Auburn Chamber Orchestra performs at 4pm.

St. Mary’s Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn – The Voices of Faith to perform at 3pm.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 Williams St., Auburn – Lori Rhodes Pettit performs Christmas music on the Skinner Organ at 1:30pm, Masterworks Chorale perform at 3pm.

 

Dec. 9th – Horse Drawn Sleigh & Photos – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Horse Drawn Sleigh & photos, our new Sleigh along with Cupcake the pony from neighboring Woodseye View Stables will be on hand. Why not stop and get a picture for your holiday greetings? Music on 12/9 provided by Sue Alexander, Christmas Karaoke is always a good time.  We’ll have mulled wine and lots of foods to try with our wines, which will be on special through December.  Free, 4pm.  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com  315-283-8095

Dec. 9th – Pumpkin Hill Bistro’s Annual Wine Dinner – Pumpkin Hill Bistro, 2051 State Route 90, Aurora.  Featuring the wonderful wine of Treleaven Winery. Come meet the Wine Makers sample their delicious wine paired with a delicious feast prepared by Cookie. The fun begins at 4pm with assorted appetizers and mulled wine and Holiday Sangria. Followed by a paired wine dinner at 5pm. Call for reservations and prices.  4pm.  www.pumpkinhillbistro.com  315-364-7091 

Dec. 11th  & 18th  – Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Every Tuesday.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Dec. 12th – Christine Lavin and Uncle Bonsai – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  JUST ONE ANGEL: The Anti-Holiday HOLIDAY Concert – Singer, songwriter, entertainer Christine Lavin and folk-pop trio Uncle Bonsai – Patrice O’Neill, Andrew Ratshin, Arni Alder – deliver the season’s only Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice, New Year’s concert with a grain of salt and a lot of laughter. With the spotlight on fresh, new holiday-themed songs along with new selections and standard favorites from their individual repertoires, Christine and Uncle Bonsai deliver an exuberant concert of song you’ll never hear in an elevator.  Tickets $20; $18/APT Members, 7:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Dec. 12th – Little Rascals Theater – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Bring your future arts patrons to a morning of cinema, community and fun! The Auburn Public Theater presents a series of short films for pint-sized movie lovers on the second Wednesday of every month beginning in September. Feel free to bring bag lunches or snacks. Our concession counter will also be open. All ages welcome.  Doors open 10:00 am.  Movie 10:30-11:00 am.  Free time in Stage Right 11:00-11:30 am.  .  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Dec. 13th – MAKE SHIFT with Karen Pardee  Informal Art Making for Adults – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Using clothesline and fabric strips, we will create a unique, one-of-a-kind fabric basket that is perfect as a holiday table decoration or a gift. Bring cotton fabric for cutting into strips (old pillowcases, scraps of leftover fabric, men’s shirts, etc.). $20 Members / $25 Non-members, 6-8pm.  .   www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

 

Dec. 13th – SHOWTIME – F.A.M.E. Center for Creative Expression, 39 Genesee St., Auburn.  Come for an evening of song & dance with the Finger Lakes Artists, Musicians & Entertainers at the Center for Creative Expression. There will be music & refreshments every 2nd Thursday of the month. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.  Free, 6:30-7:30pm.  www.sencayarc.org/adult-fame.htm  315-252-7016

Dec. 13th – 15th – Candlelight Tours of the Beautiful Seward House – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Please call for reservations, families welcome.  Tickets go on sale 11/27, limited to groups of 20.  Tours start at 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm, tickets $10/adults, $8/students 12 & under.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

Dec. 14th – A Celtic Christmas Concert – Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St., Auburn.  Celebrate the season with a joyous concert! The trio Cuisle Mo Chroí (say “Cushla Ma Chree”) will perform in the Westminster Social Room on Friday, December 14, at 7pm. Suggested donation at the door is $10. Refreshments will be available. This is the second “coffee house” style evening that’s been offered at Westminster, and we hope there will be many more.  http://www.westminsterauburn.org  315-253-3331

Dec. 14th & 15th – 2 Days In NY – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Marion and Mingus live cozily-perhaps too cozily-with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. However, when Marion’s jolly father (played by director Delpy’s real-life dad), her oversexed sister, and her sister’s outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend upon them for a visit, it initiates two unforgettable days that will test Marion and Mingus’s relationship. With their unwitting racism and sexual frankness, the French triumvirate hilariously has no boundaries or filters…and no person is left unscathed in its wake.  Tickets $5/online. $6/at the door, 12/14, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 12/15, 8:00 pm.  .  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Dec. 15th – Holiday Open House – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Fun, food, music, wine, shopping…what’s not to love? Last year’s Holiday Open House was such a successful event, we’ve decided to do it again. We’ll offer crazy wine special pricing all day so you can stock up for gifts and entertaining. Cielle and friends will provide free live music from 12 to 3, and all sorts of local vendors will be on hand – soaps, jellies, woodworking items, jewelry, artisan cheese, freshly-baked scones and pretzels, and of course, wine by the glass or bottle!  10am-6pm.  www.treleavenwines.com  800-439-5271

Dec. 16th – Shepherd’s Play – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  “The Shepherd’s Play is a musical rendition of the Christmas Story seen through the eyes of the shepherd’s. The play’s music, humor and story speak to all ages.”  Since its premiere in 1978, “Shepherd” has resonated with the local community year after year. This is sure to be a fun event that the whole family can enjoy during the holiday season.  This is a free event. Monetary or non-perishable food donations to Calvary Food Pantry encouraged.  Free, 3pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Dec. 16th – Visit with Santa – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Santa Claus will with us and another great opportunity for photos, Santa has been known to cut a rug when the mood strikes him, good thing Sue Alexander will on hand to keep him jolly. We’ll have mulled wine and lots of foods to try with our wines, which will be on special through December.  Free, 4pm.  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com  315-283-8095

Dec. 16th – Festival of Trees – Civic Heritage Historical Society, 11256 South St., Cato.  Come enjoy an afternoon of Christmas splendor with decorated trees, wreaths and other holiday collections. Waissal and desserts will be served by members in period costumes. Children will be able to meet Santa and participate in holiday crafts. Donations appreciated.  1-5pm.   civicheritage.blogspot.com  315-626-2475

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FRIDAY FACTS

 

All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 1 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

On-going Onondaga County Events!

 

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The village of Skaneateles is home to Dickens Christmas each Saturday & Sunday thru December. Enjoy shopping, dining, etc. while Charles Dickens’ characters roam the streets & entertain visitors. For details, go to www.Skaneateles.com or call 685-0552.

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Onondaga Lake Park presents its annual holiday light spectacular Lights on the Lake evenings thru January 6, 2013. Call 453-6712 or go to www.LightsOnTheLake.com.

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Everson Museum of Art is featuring the following exhibit Prophecy – Peter B. Jones running through January 2013. For details call 474-6064 or check the website at www.Everson.org.

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CNY Regional Farmers Market is open from 7am to 2pm each Saturday & Sunday (flea market); Market Common shops open daily. Call 422-8647 for information.

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The Onondaga Historical Association Museum is currently featuring the exhibits Transforming Syracuse’s Lakefront: 25th Anniversary of a Bold Vision 1987-2011, Manifest Destiny and the American West and Last House, Sight Unseen: Stereographs from the OHA Collection, 1850 – 1930, Syracuse Cultural Workers 100@30& Toys from the Collection For details, call 428-1864 or go to www.CNYHistory.org.

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Highland Forest County Park offers horseback riding each weekend & a wonderful open house on Saturday, Nov. 17th. Call 289-3775 or www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.

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IMAX Theater at the MOST is featuring Polar Express, Born to be Wild, & Tornado Alley. Check out their latest exhibit Ice Age: Mammoths & More. For details, call 425-9068 or www.most.org.

 

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Enjoy animal enrichment activities and demonstrations at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Go to their website (www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org) or call 435-8511 for details.

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Syracuse Crunch Hockey is back with great slammin’ action at the War Memorial at Oncenter! Call 435-2121 or go to their website at www.SyracuseCrunch.com for details.

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Onondaga Community College is featuring a new exhibit Arts Across Campus Exhibit: Whitney Windows Project by Mike Barletta& Onondaga Faculty Art Exhibit. For details, call 498-2622 or check out their website at www.sunyocc.edu.

 

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Community Folk Art Center featuring the exhibit TONY: 2012 as well as the One Million Bones Workshop. Call the Community Folk Art Center at 442-2230 or on the website at www.CommunityFolkArtCenter.org.

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So much to do at Beaver Lake Nature Center! Enjoy many fantastic seasonal programs – for details, call 638-2519 or visit www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.

 

FRIDAY FACTS

 

All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 2 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Continuing thru 11/30/2012

Event:

 

“Local Color: and Then Some”, Art Exhibit by David Hicock

 

Location: Robert P. Kinchen Central Library, 447 S. Salina St, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-1900

Continuing thru 12/24/2012

Event:

 

Art Mart 2012

 

Location: Atrium at City Hall Commons, 201 E. Washington St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-243-6359 or 637-6562

Continuing thru 2/9/2013

Event:

 

Exhibit: Ecoarttech – wilderness 24/7

 

Location: The Warehouse Gallery, 350 W. Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-443-6410

Continuing thru 1/5/2013

Event:

 

The Art of Ronni-Leigh and Stonehorse Goeman

 

Location: Dalton’s American Decorative Arts, 1931 James Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-463-1568

Continuing thru 12/30/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse Stage presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

 

Location: Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-443-3275

Continuing thru 1/6/2013

Event:

 

27th Annual Gingerbread Gallery

 

Location: Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-471-0593 x15

Continuing thru 12/16/2012

Event:

 

Play: Always … Patsy Cline

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-479-SHOW (7469)

Continuing thru 3/11/2013

Event:

 

Ice Skating in Clinton Square

 

Location: Clinton Square, W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-423-0129

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 3 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Continuing thru 12/9/2012

Event:

 

Play: Wicked. The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

 

Location: Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-475-7980

Starts: 11/29/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

Event:

 

Play: Hairspray

 

Location: Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-425-0405

Starts: 11/30/2012 Ends: 11/30/2012

Event:

 

BREW & VIEW – Blues Brothers and Animal House – 35mm Double Feature

 

Location: Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-436-4723

Starts: 11/30/2012 Ends: 11/30/2012

Event:

 

Friday Night Music Series featuring Donna Colton

 

Location: bc Restaurant in Armory Square, 247 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-701-0636

Starts: 11/30/2012 Ends: 12/1/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse City Ballet presents The Nutcracker

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-487-4879

Starts: 11/30/2012 Ends: 12/2/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse Holiday Crafts Spectacular

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-487-7711

Starts: 11/30/2012 Ends: 12/9/2012

Event:

 

Holiday Festival of Trees

 

Location: Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-439-1105

Starts: 11/30/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

Event:

 

Open Hand Theater & Salt City Productions presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors”

 

Location: First English Lutheran Church, 501 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-476-0466

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 4 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Starts: 12/1/2012 Ends: 12/1/2012

Event:

 

A Capella Against Hunger

 

Location: Hendricks Chapel – Syracuse University, 215 University Place, Syracuse

For More Info: 518-929-1964

Starts: 12/1/2012 Ends: 12/1/2012

Event:

 

Chanel Holiday Trunk Show

 

Location: Lashes, Locks & Lips, 136 Walton Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-430-4926

Starts: 12/1/2012 Ends: 12/1/2012

Event:

 

Children’s Gingerbread House Workshops

 

Location: Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-471-0593 x10

Starts: 12/1/2012 Ends: 12/1/2012

Event:

 

Paula Poundstone LIVE

 

Location: Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-463-9240

Starts: 12/1/2012 Ends: 12/2/2012

Event:

 

Christmas Tree Sale

 

Location: Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 North Main Street, Canastota

For More Info: 315-697-2950

Starts: 12/1/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

Event:

 

Armory Square Horse Drawn Wagon Rides (Saturdays only)

 

Location: Armory Square, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-428-9205

Starts: 12/1/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

Event:

 

Holiday Brunch at Empire Brewing Company (Saturdays only)

 

Location: Empire Brewing Company, 120 Walton St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-428-9205

Starts: 12/1/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

Event:

 

Holiday Tea/Entertainment at the Jefferson Clinton Hotel (Saturdays only)

 

Location: Jefferson Clinton Hotel, 416 S. Clinton St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-428-9205

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 5 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Starts: 12/1/2012 Ends: 12/31/2012

Event:

 

Exhibit: Central Library Hosts Works by Lisa Noviasky

 

Location: Robert P. Kinchen Central Library, 447 South Salina Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315.435.1834

Starts: 12/2/2012 Ends: 12/2/2012

Event:

 

25th Annual Teddy Bear Tea

 

Location: Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-439-1105

Starts: 12/2/2012 Ends: 12/2/2012

Event:

 

Live! at Setnor Auditorium

 

Location: Syracuse University, 215 University Place, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-699-5856

Starts: 12/3/2012 Ends: 12/3/2012

Event:

 

Holiday Favorites and Britten’s Ceremony of Carols

 

Location: Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-445-4200

Starts: 12/3/2012 Ends: 12/3/2012

Event:

 

Irish Night

 

Location: Christ the King Retreat House, 500 Brookford Rd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-446-2680

Starts: 12/3/2012 Ends: 12/3/2012

Event:

 

Shaolin Warriors

 

Location: SRC Arena, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-498-2622

Starts: 12/3/2012 Ends: 12/3/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Eastern Michigan

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/5/2012 Ends: 12/5/2012

Event:

 

Jazz Ensemble and Young Lions of CNY

 

Location: Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-445-4200

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 6 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Starts: 12/6/2012 Ends: 12/6/2012

Event:

 

Evolution and the Problem of Evil – McDevitt Center Lecture at Le Moyne College

 

Location: Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-445-6200

Starts: 12/6/2012 Ends: 12/6/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Long Beach State

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/7/2012 Ends: 12/7/2012

Event:

 

Vocal Jazz and Broadway Hits

 

Location: Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-445-4200

Starts: 12/7/2012 Ends: 12/31/2012

Event:

 

Exhibit: Grant Dolge

 

Location: Imagine, 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

For More Info: 315-685-6263

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

Event:

 

From the Earth Arts & Craft Festival

 

Location: Onondaga Nation School, 249 Route 11A, Nedrow

For More Info: 315-469-6991

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

Event:

 

NYS Indoor Go-Kart Racing Championship

 

Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-676-1061

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

Event:

 

Play: The Adventures of Rudolph

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8000

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

Event:

 

SU Sport Management 8th Annual Charity Sport Auction

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 551-427-4339

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 7 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Monmouth

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/8/2012 Ends: 12/8/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse Vocal Ensemble Christmas Pie Concert & Reception

 

Location: Holy Cross Church, 4112 E. Genesee St, DeWitt

For More Info: 315-469-3379

Starts: 12/9/2012 Ends: 12/9/2012

Event:

 

Bluegrass Christmas Party with the Diamond Someday Bluegrass Band

 

Location: Marcellus American Legion, 13 E. Main St., Marcellus

For More Info: 315-572-2247

Starts: 12/9/2012 Ends: 12/9/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse Vocal Ensemble Christmas Pie Concert and Reception

 

Location: St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 2840 Cold Springs Rd., Baldwinsville

For More Info: 315-469-3379

Starts: 12/14/2012 Ends: 12/14/2012

Event:

 

3rd Annual Arts Across Campus Legends of Jazz Series presents the Joey DeFrancesco Trio, Location: Onondaga Community College, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info: 800-234-4797

Starts: 12/14/2012 Ends: 12/14/2012

Event:

 

Winter Snow Tour featuring Audrey Assad with special guest Erin Gauvin

 

Location: Inspiration Hall, 709 James Street, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-214-7333

Starts: 12/15/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Canisus

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/15/2012 Ends: 12/15/2012

Event:

 

The Cake Boss – Buddy Valastro: Homemade for the Holidays Tour

 

Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-435-8000

 

FRIDAY FACTS All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 8 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org

 

Starts: 12/17/2012 Ends: 12/17/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Detroit

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/18/2012 Ends: 12/18/2012

Event:

 

Brew & View Series featuring Dracula’s Daughter & The Wolfman

 

Location: Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-463-9240

Starts: 12/22/2012 Ends: 12/22/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Temple

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/23/2012 Ends: 12/23/2012

Event:

 

Empire Brass featuring Elisabeth von Trapp

 

Location: SRC Arena, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info: 315-498-2622

Starts: 12/29/2012 Ends: 12/29/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Alcorn State

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

Starts: 12/31/2012 Ends: 12/31/2012

Event:

 

40 BeLOW-OUT: New Year’s Eve Party featuring Joe Driscoll

 

Location: Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

For More Info: 315-470-1835

Starts: 12/31/2012 Ends: 12/31/2012

Event:

 

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs Central Connecticut

 

Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info: 888-366-3849

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CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM    131 GENESEE STREET      AUBURN, NY 13021         315-255-1658

 

 

 

The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. 

Oct. 9th – Dec. 31st – You Are Here!  Putting Auburn on the Map – Cayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  The answer to “Where are we?” can usually be found on a map. Maps provide us with information about what’s around us and who we are. You Are Here! is an exhibit of maps from the Museum’s collection which chronicle the development of New York, Cayuga County and the City of Auburn. These maps show how our understanding of the world around us has changed over the past 400 years.  Admission free, suggested donation $3, Tue-Sun, Noon – 5:00 pm .  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

Oct. 28th – Jan. 6th – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 32nd annual juried quilt exhibition. The Art Center has long recognized the importance of quilts as a visual medium, and has been presenting quilts in an art gallery setting since 1981.  General admission $6, Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 pm.   www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Nov. 20th – Dec. 24th  – Santa’s Wonderland – Bass Pro Shop, Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  The magic returns. Free photo with Santa. Free games and activities. Lasar arcade, soft gun arcade, remote control trucks, moving trains, slot car racing, activity tables, the Strike and Hunt game and Wildlife Carousel.  Open during regular store hours.  315-258-2700

Nov. 30th – SAMSARA – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 11/30, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 12/1, 8:00 pm.  .  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

 

 

Nov. 30th – The Andrew and Noah Band – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Edgy Folk transformed the former songwriting duo Peterson and Dennihy into a band with creative edge and energy, sought after by music fans of ages. They capture a unique sound from their original music based on polished songwriting to the creative cover songs they perform with heart and groove. They tap into their ability to collaborate with other accomplished musicians with ease, making fabulous and fun music whenever they perform. Loyal fans know the words to their clever original songs penned by Peterson and Dennihy. And they dance to their eclectic cover songs such as Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer and Violent Femmes’ Blister in the Sun. Their alternative folk sound and songwriting calls to mind Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Bright Eyes. Band members include Jon Peterson on guitar, mandolin, banjo, and vocals; Donna Dennihy on guitar and vocals; GD Bower on percussion; and Heather Lee on bass. “An acoustic based sound with inspiring harmonies, intricate percussion, and polished songwriting.” Oasis Productions, 2008.  $12 Regular; $10.80 Member, 8pm.   www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Dec. 1st – “Riding The Lehigh Valley Railroad” – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  A historical account of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, Auburn Division, from the book THE GANGLY COUNTRY COUSIN Bruce Tracy will present it’s history and the book’s author Herbert Trice will be available to answer questions. Guests are invited to bring mementos they have of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and its presence in Auburn and Cayuga County.  Herbert Trice is the author of THE GANGLY COUSIN a book on the Lehigh Valley Rail Road in this area. He is 95 years old. His mentor Bruce Tracy will take you back on the railroad and give you a ride of your life. Witness the historical tale of the Lehigh Valley Railroad with a photographic collections and recollections of the men, the land, and the train trails that carved this part of the country.  They will engage and enlighten you with railroad history which eventually led to New York as it is today and it’s influence on our everyday life.  Admission and parking is free but donations are acceptable. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited arrive early.  Free, 2pm.                315-252-7644

Dec. 1st & 2nd – Annual Christmas Craft Fair – Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn.  More than 170 vendors from throughout the Northeast will display and sell a wide range of handcrafted items. Nearby, a “multicultural food court” in the college cafeteria will offer tastes of American, Italian, Filipino, Native American, African American, and Ukrainian foods. Live music, entertainment for children, and much more.  12/1, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, 12/2, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  315-255-1743

Dec. 2nd – Drop-In FAMILY ART Making – Informal Art Making for Families – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Children and their accompanying adults are invited to drop-in art making experiences at the Schweinfurth. Projects are inspired by basic art principles, materials, or techniques and will encourage participants of all ages to make art collectively. Stop in between 1- 4:30pm to complete a project. HOLIDAY POP-UPS – Make an exciting holiday card with a message that pops up when you open it. All materials are provided.  Cost is $5 per project, 1-4:30pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Dec. 2nd – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Trunk Show – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Trunk Shows are “show and tell” opportunities for artists/quilters to discuss their work.  Meet regional quilters and see examples of their work. Trunk Show with Paula Schultz of Cottons, Etc.  $6 general admission, free for Art Center members and exhibiting quilters, 2pm.   .  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Dec. 2nd - Reading by Captain Jack the Christmas Pirate - Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Captain Jack the Christmas Pirate will be on hand to read the pirate’s “Night Before Christmas”, Jack is Joined by our good friend Dick Eldredge performing holiday music. Jack appears in support of the local food bank non perishable foods will be collected throughout December.  We’ll have mulled wine and lots of foods to try with our wines, which will be on special through December.  Free, 4pm.  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com                315-283-8095

Dec. 4th – Walter Stahr Book Signing for Seward – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn.  If you missed your chance to meet Walter Stahr, author of the new Seward bio, mark your calendar for December 4th because Downtown Books & Coffee are having him at the store for a signing! From one of our most acclaimed new biographers- the first full life of the leader of Lincoln’s “team of rivals” to appear in more than forty years. William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century. Progressive governor of New York and outspoken U.S. senator, he was the odds-on favorite to win the 1860 Republican nomination for president. As secretary of state and Lincoln’s closest adviser during the Civil War, Seward not only managed foreign affairs but had a substantial role in military, political, and personnel matters.  Free, 6:30pm.  www.downtownbooksandcoffee.com  315-515-3411

Dec. 4th – Holiday Open House – Rural Life Museum, 920 State Route 34B, King Ferry.  Dave Bacon, local singer/story teller will perform tradition holiday music along with accepting requests from guests.  To take part in our cookie exchange participants are invited to bring a couple of dozen cookies along with your recipe to share.  Everyone is encouraged to bring an old ornament to add to our GHA Holiday Tree, we will identify the ornament with your family name.  Free, 10am – Noon.  www.genoahistorical.org  315-364-8202

Dec. 4th – Hors D’Oeuvres & Cocktails – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Welcome to our second season of cooking classes! Come for the epicurean experience, then stay over at one of our Inns for equal parts leisure, luxury, and learning. Cooking class participants receive $50 off room reservations at the Aurora Inn or E.B. Morgan House on the night of class (based on availability). Classes are small to allow for hands-on experience, so reserve your spot early.  $75/person, 16 person maximum, 7-9:30pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

Dec. 4th & 11th  – Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Every Tuesday.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Dec. 7th – Prohibition Era Cocktail Party – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Hearkening back to the era of spats, big band music, and Great Gatsby, our Prohibition Era Cocktail party celebrates the repeal of prohibition on December 5, 1933. Come dressed for the Roaring Twenties and rub shoulders with bootleggers and flappers. Heavy Hors D’oeuvres will be served alongside the best bathtub gin the Aurora Inn Dining Room has to offer. Please call for reservations.  $50++/person, Reception 7:00 pm, Band 8:00 pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

 

Dec. 7th & 8th - Candlelight Tours of the Beautiful Seward House – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Please call for reservations, families welcome.  Tickets go on sale 11/27, limited to groups of 20.  Tours start at 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm, tickets $10/adults, $8/students 12 & under.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

Dec. 7th & 8th – Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention. AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 12/7, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 12/8, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Dec. 7th – 9th  – Christmas in Aurora – MacKenzie-Childs, 3260 State Route 90, Aurora.  Join us for our Holiday Celebration 2012! Our designers have outdone themselves with stunning holiday decor. Come see our complete holiday ornament and gift collection and enjoy complimentary gift packaging on every purchase. Take 20% of a single (non-sale) item. Enter to win daily prize drawings, enjoy festive refreshments, watch pottery or furniture painting, meet Santa, and tour the farmhouse between noon-4pm each day.  9:30am – 6pm. 

Dec. 7th – 9th – Patrick Blackburn: Music For More Senses – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Patrick Blackburn Presents the World Premiere of MUSIC FOR MORE SENSES.  Friday: Join us for the avant garde generative audio and visual installation ‘Hieroglyphics From The Recent Past, Exhumed Towers And Recovered Stars’ from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. There will be a live performance at 8:30 PM.  Saturday: The installation will be open from 3:00-10:00PM. Come, stay and enjoy the art.  Sunday: Patrick Blackburn will lead an illustrated talk at 3:00 PM.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 7th – First Friday Events :                                                                                  Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. – Visitors are invited to listen to live holiday music by Honky Tonk Hindooz, make holiday ornaments, and view the current exhibition Quilts=Art=Quilts. Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. – Enjoy an opening reception for the world premiere of Patrick Blackburn’s MUSIC FOR MORE SENSES, an abstract generative sound installation. A wine/beer bar will be open to those with proper I.D. This event is free and open to the public. Seward House Museum, 33 South St. – Top area florist and artisans have adopted the Seward House to provide a showcase of holiday decorations! Experience the unique charm and history of the festively adorned Seward House Museum. Candlelight Christmas Tours at 6&7pm, fee, call for reservations. Seymour Public Library, 176 Genesee St. – Join in a holiday art activity with all kinds of paper crafts, from paper folded trees to three dimensional ornaments and more. In addition to our crafters, we encourage scrap bookers to join us for a mini-crop. There will be a drop in craft for children in the Children’s Room. Auburn Downtown BID, 128 Genesee St. – You’ve heard of a wine tasting, but what about an olive oil tasting? Come check out Ithaca-based F. Olivers offering a wide variety of infused olive oils that delight the palette. Center for Wellness, 1 Hoffman St. – The Center will be offering free Reiki samplings and mini makeovers. Enjoy 20% off on gift store shopping (excluding consignments), 15% off walk-in gift certificate purchases and 10% off online instant gift certificate purchases. Auburn Ale House, 288 W. Genesee St. – The Ale House will be hosting a Free happy hour buffet from 3 – 6PM with $2 well drinks & drafts, $4 wines, plus Ladies’ Night with ½ priced food & drinks from 6 – close. Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St. – Come tour the new exhibit: You are Here! Putting Auburn on the Map, Maps and Map Making. This exhibit features 30+ historic maps from the collection, some from the 17th century! Light refreshments will be served. DEJA VU Consignment Boutique, 180 Genesee St. – wine tasting by Eleven Lakes Winery & appetizers.

Dec. 8th – Weedsport’s Old Tyme Christmas – Downtown Weedsport.  A day family fun, including vendors throughout the village, parade, 5K race/walk, alpacas, horse drawn wagon rides, snow bowling, Operation Safe Child (child finger printing) sponsored by the Sheriff’s Department. food & beverage entertainent, Santa & Much more!  Free, 10am – 3pm. 

Dec. 8th – Christmas in Aurora – Downtown Aurora.  Village-wide Christmas sales, children’t activities and entertainment. 

Dec. 9th – Horse Drawn Sleigh & Photos – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Horse Drawn Sleigh & photos, our new Sleigh along with Cupcake the pony from neighboring Woodseye View Stables will be on hand. Why not stop and get a picture for your holiday greetings? Music on 12/9 provided by Sue Alexander, Christmas Karaoke is always a good time.  We’ll have mulled wine and lots of foods to try with our wines, which will be on special through December.  Free, 4pm.  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com  315-283-8095

 

 

 

Dec. 9th – Annual Holiday Traditions – Noon – 5pm                                                                                  Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn – Read with Santa at 1PM sponsored by the Literacy Volunteers of America. From 1:30-3:30PM, children from Sacred Heart, St. Ann’s, and Tyburn Academy, conducted by Anne Adessa, will perform all types of music including traditional carols, older popular Christmas tunes, contemporary Christian and popular holiday tunes. They will also feature violin, vocal and piano solos.

Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn – Quilts made by 64 artists from all over the world will be on view in the annual Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibition. Families are invited to complete a scavenger hunt in the exhibition. In addition, the Operation Kid Comfort Program from Watertown will present a Trunk Show at 2PM.

Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn – The mansion will be decked out in its holiday best. Current exhibit – the history and importance of maps and mapmaking in Cayuga County.

Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn – Area florists and artisans have adopted the museum again this year to provide an array of spectacular holiday decorations. Visitors will be welcomed from 12 noon until 5pm and admission is free. Live musical performances throughout the day will add to the holiday splendor. Visit the Seward House Museum to experience the elegance of Christmas past.

Harriet Tubman Home – 180 South St., Auburn – Open for tours.

Ward O’Hara Ag. Museum, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn – Horse and wagon rides with many activities throughout the museum for the kids. Mary Ann Finn will entertain on the keyboard and Santa will arrive at 12:30pm. Decorate holiday cookies, make Christmas decorations, and enter the Christmas coloring contest.

St. Francis Church, 299 Clark St., Auburn – Auburn Chamber Orchestra performs at 4pm.

St. Mary’s Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn – The Voices of Faith to perform at 3pm.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 Williams St., Auburn – Lori Rhodes Pettit performs Christmas music on the Skinner Organ at 1:30pm, Masterworks Chorale perform at 3pm.

 

Dec. 9th – Pumpkin Hill Bistro’s Annual Wine Dinner – Pumpkin Hill Bistro, 2051 State Route 90, Aurora.  Featuring the wonderful wine of Treleaven Winery. Come meet the Wine Makers sample their delicious wine paired with a delicious feast prepared by Cookie. The fun begins at 4pm with assorted appetizers and mulled wine and Holiday Sangria. Followed by a paired wine dinner at 5pm. Call for reservations and prices.  4pm.  www.pumpkinhillbistro.com  315-364-7091 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: Saturday, December 1st, 2012 @ 8:11 am by Curt
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